Eating Disorders Clinical Psychologist - Band 8a

Location Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
Job type Contract
Salary £42 per hour
Reference 157357

Sanctuary Personnel, an innovative and committed recruitment agency has a job based in Aylesbury for a Band 8a Eating Disorders Clinical Psychologist.

The pay rate for this locum Eating Disorders Clinical Psychologist job is £42 per hour (Assignment rate) and is a 1-month contract.


  • Exercising autonomous clinical responsibility for the assessment, treatment and discharge of patients
  • Supervision of Band 7 Psychological Therapists, Clinical Psychology Trainees and Assistant Psychologists in Buckinghamshire (and Oxfordshire) as required
  • Ensure the systematic provision of a high-quality specialist clinical psychology service to patients with complex mental health problems including severe, enduring and multiple disorders, and challenging behaviour
  • Provide specialist expertise in Eating Disorders within the Buckinghamshire community service, as well as on a county and cross-county basis
  • Provide specialist consultation, supervision and training to staff (including other band 7 psychological therapists and trainee and assistant psychologists) in relation to CBT-ED and other evidence-based psychological models for Eating Disorders
  • Work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the team’s policies and procedures
  • Utilise research skills for audit and contribute to research and training within the areas served by the teams and service
  • Be involved in service developments (including implementation of the New Care Models across in-, day and outpatient services in Oxon and Bucks) as appropriate
  • Provide specialist psychological assessments of patients referred to the team based upon the appropriate use, interpretation and integration of complex data from a variety of sources
  • Work as a full and active member of the multidisciplinary team
  • Provide advice, consultation, training and clinical supervision to staff working with young people and adults with eating disorders and their families across a range of agencies and settings, where appropriate
  • Contribute to the development, evaluation and monitoring of Adult Eating Disorders Services (AEDS) operational policies and services, through the deployment of professional skills in research, service evaluation and audit, in consultation with relevant others
  • Advise both service and professional management on those aspects of the service where psychological and/or organisational matters need addressing
  • Utilise theory, evidence-based literature and research to support evidence-based practice in individual work with other team members and colleagues under supervision
  • Participate in research and audit teaching and activity initiated within the team, service and / or professional group
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of the highest professional standards of practice, through active participation in internal and external CPD training and development programmes, in consultation with the post holder’s professional and service manager(s)
  • Model healthy eating behaviours
  • Actively participate in an annual performance review (appraisal) and the development and implementation of a personal development plan
  • Attend any training as requested
  • Adhere to the Professional Code of Conduct relating to your profession (if applicable)
  • Always promote quality and safety of patients, visitors and staff thus enabling the Trust to meet its regulation requirements (Care Quality Commission Registration – Regulations and Outcomes) that relate most directly to patients and also strive for continuous quality improvement
  • Observe Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust’s Equal Opportunities Policy providing equality of treatment and opportunity to employees, service users and service providers irrespective of sex, sexuality, age, marital status, ethnic origin or disability
  • Take responsibility for the health & safety of themselves and other persons who may be affected by their omissions or actions at work
  • Report accidents, incidents and near misses, implementing corrective action where necessary
  • Comply with Trust policies for infection control and hand hygiene such as hand hygiene, decontamination Policy, uniform and workwear code and standard precautions Policy to reduce the spread of healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs)
  • Incorporate into their clinical activities up to date evidence that supports safe infection control practices and procedures, such as the use of aseptic techniques and the safe disposal of sharps
  • Raise any matters of concern with your Manager/Director
  • Comply with recruitment and other checks as requested by the organisation including undertaking an Enhanced Disclosure via the Criminal Records Bureau

Requirements of the Eating Disorders Clinical Psychologist:

  • HCPC registered psychologist
  • Recognise that promoting the welfare and safeguarding children, young people and adults is everyone’s business and access training and supervision as appropriate to the role
  • Be aware of and work in line with all Trust policies and procedures
  • Skills in the use of complex methods of psychological assessment, intervention and management frequently requiring sustained and intense concentration
  • Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, complex, highly technical and/or clinically sensitive information to patients, their families, carers and other professional colleagues both within and outside the NHS
  • Skills in providing consultation to other professional and non- professional groups
  • Doctoral level knowledge of research methodology, research design and complex, multivariate data analysis as practiced within the clinical fields of psychology
  • Evidence of continuing professional development as recommended by the BPS/HCPC
  • Knowledge of the theory and practice of specialised psychological therapies in specific difficult to treat groups
  • High-level knowledge of the theory and practice of at least two evidence-based psychological therapies for the treatment of eating disorders (e.g. CBT-ED, Mantra, etc.)
  • Knowledge of legislation in relation to the patient group and mental health
  • Doctoral level training in clinical psychology including specific models of psychopathology and psychometrics, two or more  distinct psychological therapies and lifespan developmental psychology as accredited by the BPS
  • Car owner/driver

Benefits of working for Sanctuary Personnel:

  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • Daily payroll
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available with other agencies
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive psychology knowledge
  • Refer a Friend bonus - get £250 for each candidate you refer who we successfully place
  • Find your own job bonus - Receive £250 for bringing your own position to us
  • Clinical governance support
  • In house payroll system
  • Revalidation
  • Industry leading shift booking system
  • Nationwide coverage including the Channel islands


This Eating Disorders Clinical Psychologist job is advertised by Dan Potts; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

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